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. at almost exactly this point in the presidential race of 1956, on october 29th, 1956, with the election that year coming up just a week later, israel invaded egypt. and they did it with the secret support of two major u.s. allies. france and england. it was a fight over control of the suez canal. the american president at that time, in 1956, was, of course, dwight eisenhower. republican. he was running for re-election against the democratic candidate that year, adlai stevenson. talk about an october surprise. that year it was eight days before election day. both candidates are forced to deal with an unexpected and genuine giant foreign policy crisis. >> on sunday the israeli government ordered total mobilization. on monday, their armed forces penetrated deeply into egypt and to the vicinity of the suez canal, nearly 100 miles away. and on tuesday, the british and french governments delivered a 12-hour ultimatum to israel and egypt, now followed up by armed attack against egypt. the united states was not consulted in any way about any phase of these actions. nor were we informed of them
was cancelled. 22 million gallons of gas will be distributed. and by the way, there's a presidential election in four days and there's news about that too. that's all hay add in next hour. we'll be right back. >>> it's now four days until the election and we have reached the point where the campaigns both start pounding their chests and >>> it's now four days until the election and we have reached the point where the campaigns both start pounding their chests and say we're going to win, we're sure of it. i'm not sure why they do this other than the fact that trash talk is always fun in sports and in politics. but maybe there's a sense of people who haven't decided even at this late point in the game will want to side with the guy that's going to be the winner. but regardless, both sides do it every year. in the last few days before the vote in particular. that's why you're seeing david axelrod making a bet that if president obama does not win michigan and minnesota and pennsylvania, he will shave off his mustache. he's betting his face. that's how confident he is. because this is the time in
that's the "ed show." he'll be here with special election coverage. the rachel maddow show starts now. >> on a personal note, i want to say one thing about this crisis. as for myself and those of us who work here on this show, we have been very lucky and very blessed this week as this disaster has unfolded in the communities we all live in. everyone on our staff is safe. nobody has been injured. our families are okay. a lot of us have property damage. almost all of us have been living out of suitcases, but we are all safe and that's what's important. i want to thank everybody who has been asking, you're all nice. i want to show you one thing though. look at this video. this was taken this morning by our friend jessica rodriguez who is a producer on this show. most of these nights, she would be responsible for making sure this video made it on air, but today she was at home in new york on long island because this is the street where jessica lives. this is what her neighborhood looks like as of today. four days after the storm made landfall. she was at home today working to assess t
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news is we will clean up and we will get through this. all right. >> what impact on the election? >> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families and worried about the impact on our first responders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation. you know, the election will take care of itself next week. right now our number one priority is to make sure that we are saving lives that are search and rescue teams will be in place, that people are going to get the food, the water, the shelter they need in case of emergency, and that we respond as quickly as possible to get the economy back on track. >> and, of course, the election now, it is tuesday, the election is now one week away. the president has cleared his campaign schedule for tomorrow to deal with the after-effects of sandy. we had originally heard that mitt romney would not be campaigning. now he will be holding an event in ohio, which they are calling storm relief event. i don't have any much further details on that. but, again, obviously this has
five days before the election. the latest round of nbc news wall street journal polls show the president leading in iowa, wisconsin, and new hampshire. but it is still very close. let me bring in washington post columnist dana millbank and molly ball. good morning. >> good morning. >> hi. >> let's start by talking about the president's response to the hurricane. a poll shows 78% view his response positively. what do you think, dana? is this helping him? >> well, i think it's sort of unseenly to try to gauge out who benefits from human tragedy. certainly, whoever is in charge, if it's the president, if he doesn't have a hurricane katrina response, there's going to be some rallying effect whenever there's a national crisis. this seems to have benefitted the president. he hasn't made any obvious mistakes. now, of course, there's still a bit of time, but i think by the time people become disenchanted with the response, that'll be sometime after the election day. so it does appear that mother nature is voting democratic this year. >> well, the images of the president and chris c
from election day. they are plunging in a series of grueling campaign stops in the final weekend before america votes. welcome to america's election headquarters. i'm greg gutfeld. >> heather: i'm heather childers. both candidates spending their final days in a handful of battleground states that will determine tuesday's outcome. obama visiting several states holding larger than usual rallies in an attempt huge clouds that he benefited from 2008. governor romney holding events in new jersey, new hampshire, iowa and colorado. using the latest jobs report to make his argument that america needs a change. john roberts is live in inglewood where governor romney is expected to make his final campaign stop of the day. >> reporter: good afternoon to you. this is the time in the election campaign when those of us like to call it death march into tuesday. both campaigns pulling out all the stops doing whatever they can to try to woo over the late decided voters. governor romney on the stomp in iowa saying he has the experience to turn the economy around saying the president has failed to meet th
spinning the story so it has least impact on the president re-election campaign. >> the experience in the democratic presidential campaigns goes back to jimmy carter, but james carafano says political advice in not in his job description. >> they're supposed to focus on the national security policy. >> domestic policy guru valerie jarret accused to advise president foreign policy though the white house flatly denies it. the president's critics concede mistaken claims by benghazi attack supported by c.i.a. director david petraeus and the director of national intelligence clapper. >> the white house clearly had to get their information from clapper and petraeus. that to me is beyond anything i ever imagined from the individuals and the agencies. >> even analysts who don't think the white house tried to misinform feel it still made classic mistake. >> never ever in the beginning and the heat, confuse, the fog of any crisis reach hard and fast conclusions. because usually not always, usually they're wrong. >> aaron david miller says takesteins was a courageous risks because of his bond
with alex witt" starts now. >>> all-out sprint. three days to the election and both the president and mitt romney on a nonstop sweep of critical swing states. new this morning a fresh poll in two of those key states. we've got live coverage ahead. >>> our other big story of the morning, the aftermath of sandy. an outcry forces the new york marathon's cancellation. millions remain without power, while many are without access to food and water. we've got a live update in minutes. >>> plus the gas crisis. people still waiting in lines for hours, so how long will it last? and is this any solution in sight? good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." and welcome here to the kickoff of msnbc's live coverage from demosthenes plaza. we'll be right here in rockefeller center in new york city from now until election day and through the results night on tuesday. we're going to have more on that in just a moment. but first here's what's happening right now. it is a sprint to the finish, a huge weekend for both campaigns. president obama and mitt romney crisscrossing the country in a
thread there. tell us everything you want about elections benghazi, polls weather. storms, good night from washington, d.c.. see you tomorrow night 10:00 p.m. eastern. >> sean: and this is a fox news alert. tonight we're exactly one week away from the most critical election in your lifetime, but first, the monster storm sandy pummeled the northeast yesterday, leaving massive amounts of destruction in her wake. as of this hour, more than 2.8 million households are without power. in new jersey sandy is blamed for five deaths in that state. governor chris christie said the damage is, quote, unthinkable and some of the worst that he's ever seen. now, the jersey shore was particularly hard hit. homes flooded and destroyed, boardwalks in several beach towns were swept into the ocean. tonight the full extent of the damage there is still not known. in new york city, a 14-foot surge of sea water swelled into the streets of new york city. authorities say that at least 18 people have been killed. all three major airports in new york are still closed. the subway system is completely shut do
gretawire.com there is an open thread there. tell us everything you want about elections benghazi, polls weather. storms, good night from washington, d.c.. see you tomorrow night 10:00 p.m. eastern. >>> and this is a fox news alert. tonight we are exactly one week away from the most critical election in your lifetime. but first the monster storm sandy pummeled the northeast yesterday leaving massive amounts of destruction in the wake. as of this hour, more than 2.8 million households are without power. in new jersey sandy is blamed for five deaths in that state. governor chris christie said the damage is, quote, unthinkable and some of tsohe worst he has ever seen. the jersey shore was particularly hard hit. homes flooded and destroyed. boardwalks and several beach towns were swept into the ocean.ce the full extent of the damage is not known. in new york city, a 14-foot surming of -- surge of sea water swelled into the streets of new york city. authorities say at least 18 people have been killed. all three major airports in new york are still closed. the subway system is completel
callender's. it's time to savor. >>> we'll win ohio. we'll win this election. we'll strengthen the bonds between us and reaffirm the spirit that makes the united states of america the greatest nation on earth. >> i'm counting on your clear eyes and full hearts to make sure we can't lose on tuesday. thank you so very much. >>> just three days until election day and the candidates are crisscrossing this country, clamoring for the undecided vote. and, very good saturday afternoon to you from the nation's capital. i'm craig melvin. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. we're here in d.c. to cover this historic election and it comes at a time when millions are until trying to put their lives back together. we will dive into the latest news from the world of politics in just a moment but first, those let's get you caught up on the very latest on the aftermath of hurricane sandy. about 2.5 million people remain without power in the aftermath of that storm. 109 deaths nationwide have been attributed to sandy's wrath. those numbers could rise. at least 40 of those deaths were in new york
announced thursday that military trucks are being deployed to operate as polling places on election day in communities that remain without power. amtrak will offer limited service between new york city and boston today. the new york city subway system is slowly coming back to life. the m-train, which links queens to manhattan actually started running. manhattan remains in the dark. with little mass transit folks are turning to their cars and you know what that means. lots of gas lines. they extend for miles. according to the most recent report from triple-a, of the gas stations it monitors roughly 60% of stations in new jersey and 70% on long island were closed thursday. both of new jersey's senators are now asking president obama for emergency fuel supplies. we do have a presidential campaign to cover. we are in the last 72, 96 hours if you will. the final chapter of the 2012 campaign is now begun and it all comes down, it apparently changed to ohio which president obama and governor romney, ready for this, are going to visit six separate times in the last four days of the break. today
to canceled flights, the federal response and potential election impact. we'll have all that and more right here on nbr! >> tom: hurricane sandy is now super-storm sandy as it clashes with another weather system, bringing wind, rain, and snow to parts of the mid-atlantic and northeastern u.s. she has cut a path of destruction, flooding, and massive power outages as the death toll from the storm stands at 17 across seven states. even as sandy makes her way to canada, the destruction is devastating. high winds pushed the atlantic ocean up and over seawalls, flooding entire neighborhoods. the wind and water teamed up to cut power to millions of people along the eastern seaboard. the storm surge even continued today as sandy tracked through western pennsylvania and new york state. the storm has affected an estimated one out of every five americans, bringing some business to a standstill over flooding, closed airports, and no public transportation. while rescue efforts continue tonight, early damage estimates are still rough, running between $10 billion and $20 billion, according to eqecat. hurr
hurricane sandy could impact the upcoming presidential election, but isn't slowing last-minute efforts to get votes in swing states. there will be several rallies in ohio. and the president travels to florida. we go live to washington with the roundup. hey, molly. >> reporter: yes, the president will leave tonight, fly to florida, do a campaign event in florida tomorrow and fly back to d.c. to monitor the storm. because of sandy, the president has cancelled a stop in virginia tomorrow and one in colorado for tuesday. the white house says president obama is getting regular updates on the storm and said the federal emergency management agency, fema, has already deployed teams and pre-staged resources to potentially affected states and fema is in close contact with states up and down the east coast, to make sure there are no unmet needs. one concern for both campaigns is that the storm could hinder early voting in ohio, north carolina and virginia. one democratic senator said this about the impact on the president's campaign. >> the storm will throw havoc into the race. i was supposed to
but will the election? >>neil: if you are out of power, you are watching me on batteries, but the latest numbers in follow show 8 mill homes without power because of the storm and three million in new jersey alone. on the phone is from one of the biggest utilities in new jersey. and we are getting information from long island that the power authority going to likely be out of power for another ten days. why is it so long in so many areas? >>guest: that is certainly understandable. the storm caused wide-spread damage. the company has 930,000 customers out. we serve about 1.1 million. so you can see that is most of our customer base without service right now. much of the problem is centered around our big transmission lines that came down. we have to make repairs to those first before we can route the power down the street to the homes. >>neil: now, it seems to be taking much longer than in prior storms, obviously, because of the severity that is not too surprising but, why so long in so many areas? >>guest: well, you have to rebuild your electrical system if many areas of the state. that means pu
will be won. >> we've made real progress. >> the question of this election comes down to this. do you want more of the same? >> let me start with the development out of staten island, new york. richard liu is there standing by. richard, obviously, the news came through just a short time ago that some shelters are closing near where you are. why is that the case? >> reporter: what's happening is they had to close down a shelter. i came back from it. that closed down, and they're moving the 40-some-odd people, the evacuees from one location to another high school called sarah wagner. we know at least at this moment they have four shelters. it's very difficult. i was speaking to the driver who moved them, and he said there were kids with two different colored socks and shoes. a woman had 20 bags. that was all of her belongings. there was another gentleman who had a liver transplant days ago and having trouble. it's difficult to move from one place to another as we look at these shelters. tamron. >> a lot of people in that community on staten island believe they've been ignored. in cap turs th
a third straight day of campaigning because of sandy, how will the superstorm impact elect, will election day be postponed? don't go away. follow the wings. gerri: it's one week until the election, or is it? talk of delaying the election growing, as state and federal officials get better idea of the havoc to sandy brought on the east coast. peter is, moving the election a possibility. >> it is not federal law sets date for president's election, and only congress can change that law, it is not changing it in the next week. but the law does give states some leeway, in maybe moving votvoting days adding election days, make up election days in cases of emergencies like hurricanes. new jersey governor chris christie said his secretary of state, was talking with other east coast secretaries about developing contingency plans for election day, depending on how power situation we assume g no announcements on any of that, and the governor, he was a little busy with other problems. >> i don't give a dam about election day, it does not matter a lick to me at the moment, i have much bigger fish to f
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press show." many ditch ways hurricane sandy has impacted this election both in terms of the physical impact and in terms of the message of the campaign. peter, we were talking during the break early voting is another way. it shut down campaign events. the state of maryland and other states have shut down early voting. and also think about -- there are a lot of polling places that are -- are either going to be wiped out or not ready in some coastal areas particularly parts of virginia, delaware, may have to find new polling places or whatever. across the board. >> a lot of people without power and not to make this too political but you look at swing states like virginia, a lot of people without power in virginia. 500,000 people without power in pennsylvania. obviously you've got new york and new jersey and the district of columbia and maryland. it is a week away. >> bill: another impact, too for the last four nights, certainly, the network news has started out the first 15 minutes has been about the stor
the election, something neither campaign wants to hear. it's forced both candidates to cancel events in crucial swing say thees. we will talk to governor bob mcdonnell. i'm shannon bream, america's news headquarters live from the nation's capitol starts right now. we are nine days away from the election and the candidates are focusing on the battleground states. voting is rounder way in florida and several other state, so what will it take to sway the undecided voters who have yet to commit? joining me, a romney supporter, congressman, thank you for your time today. >> hey, glad to be with you. >> reporter: stephanie cutter said this morning, they have momentum, they are racking up a number of key editorial endorsements and they feel good about where they are. how do you respond? >> i wouldn't trade places with them. i think there is an air of desperation at team obottom a. mitt romney's rolling, he got the great endorsement from the des moines register, the polls show us moving in the right direction. i think the country knows its off track. we can't afford four more years. they feel comfortab
will bn nationwide in the presidential election. and on a normal night, the story of that election being this close to upon us, that would drive our coverage and dominate this news hour. but tonight is not a normal night. right outside this building in the biggest city in the country, there's a massive storm that's just made landfall and all day long has been imposing its will on the atlantic coast from the carolinas all the way up to new england. it has toppled cranes on skyscrapers. this is that crane falling today. yeah, it has toppled cranes on skyscrapers, it has flooded the eastern sea board. it has messed up the presidential election. but this giant storm called sandy is not over yet. the storm making landfall just outside atlantic city, new jersey, at 8:00 p.m. eastern time tonight. forecasters calling sandy a post pos post-tropical cyclone which might sound better, but it isn't better. all it means is the storm has lost the characteristics of a tropical cyclone but still has hurricane-force winds. we want to go near where sandy made landfall. thank you for joining us. what can y
significant impact on the election, the jobs report, depending where those numbers are. >>> we'll send it out to "cnn newsroom" with carol costello and see everyone tomorrow on "starting point." carol, good morning. >>> good morning. today, barrier island barely recognizable. democrats and republicans set aside their differences to rush emergency aid to the storm zone. one lawmaker says not so fast. he said we should learn from the aid given to the victims of hurricane katrina. >> gucci bags and massage parlors and everything you can think of. >> we will hear more from iowa congressman steve king straight ahead. >>> likely target, school's former president, why he could be charged with perjury. >>> plus this -- >> when negative ads and robo calls quit working, the political campaigns show up on doorsteps in ohio. what's it like to be a door-to-door campaign volunteer? newsroom starts now. >>> good morning. thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. new death toll and deepening concern from hurricane sandy three days after the storm washed ashore. here is a time lapse
seized on his comment in the final debate before tuesday's election called king's words, quote, heartless. >>> president obama back on the campaign trail, but still following efforts of superstorm sandy, spending wednesday afternoon with new jersey governor chris christie. the two saw devastated areas from the air on marine one and met with people in the oceanside city, both trying to lift the spirits of residents left to pick up the pieces and pledging to work together. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state. and on the phone conversation with his him, was able to witness it today personally. >> the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. >> white house correspondent brianna keilar joins us from green bay, wisconsin, where the president will make his first campaign stop since the storm. brianna, will the president -- of course the president will continue to monitor from wisconsin, right? >> report
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